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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As the nation’s first public university, our mission is to teach a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate and professional students to become the next generation of leaders.

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Carolina’s commitment to diversity is strong. Our diversity enhances our educational programs, promotes the development of our students, brings different problem-solving approaches to bear on difficult challenges, creates vibrant workplace environments and enables us to achieve our mission as a leading public university.

The University Office For Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Carolina, our support for diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, age, physical ability, sexual identity and geography. The University Office for Diversity & Inclusion enriches the experience for the entire Carolina community by building understanding across differences, creating conditions to ensure the equitable educational and social benefits of diversity, and cultivating a welcoming and supportive environment on our campus.

Build Our Community Together

All diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Carolina align with Build Our Community Together, the first priority in the University’s strategic plan, Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good. Announced by Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz in December 2019, this roadmap drives the University’s strategic investment and decision-making on its journey to become the nation’s leading global public research university.

For more information, visit the Carolina Next website.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Funding Priorities

The following funding priorities reflect the University’s most immediate needs in facilitating diversity, equity and inclusion on our campus and in our communities. Invest in the opportunities that matter most to you.

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Build Our Community Together Fund

The Build Our Community Together Fund invests in initiatives on Carolina’s campus that create opportunities to activate and empower a diverse, equitable and inclusive student body, faculty, staff and community. All initiatives supported by the fund align with Carolina’s strategic plan, Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good.

Collage of fellows awarded by the Carolina Postdoctoral Program For Faculty Diversity

Carolina Postdoctoral Program For Faculty Diversity Fellows

This postdoctoral program supports the hiring of underrepresented faculty, especially in disciplines with clear disparities, by investing in six annual fellowships. Additional funding will add two fellowships and expand the program’s focus on recruiting more STEM scholars from diverse backgrounds.

Camp counselors from Project Uplift speak to program attendees on Carolina's campus

Project Uplift: Engage The Next Generation Of Leaders

Founded in 1969, Project Uplift gives high achieving African American, Native American, Latinx, Asian American, low income, rural and other rising high school seniors from historically under-served populations a firsthand opportunity to live, lead and learn about Carolina.

More Funding Opportunities

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Carolina Latinx Center: Provide A Welcoming Network For Latinx Students

The Carolina Latinx Center (CLC) is committed to developing a greater awareness of Latinx issues, cultures and identities by building collaborative relationships across campus and the community.

4 students pose for a photo at an Asian American Center event

Celebrating Asian America

Poised to become a regional and national leader, the Asian American Center cultivates a critical understanding of Asian American peoples, cultures and histories while enhancing the University’s commitment to excellence by expanding access to interdisciplinary learning and preparing the next generation of leaders for an increasingly multicultural society.

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The Stone Center: Create A Nexus For Arts And Culture

It is critical that the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History maintains its facilities in order to provide the highest level of service to visitors and constituents. Private support allows the Stone Center to carry out its mission within the Center’s walls, across campus and in the community-at-large.

American Indian performers sing while dressed in traditional Native American clothing

UNC American Indian Center: Build A Bridge Between Cultures

The vision for the UNC American Indian Center is to establish the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a leading public university for American Indian scholarship and scholars and make Native issues a permanent part of the intellectual life of the University.

Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Carolina

Your support helps ensure that a rising generation of students, educators, researchers and staff of all races, ethnicities and cultures feel a sense of belonging, as together we continue to serve through teaching, research, innovation and public service.

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